Keywords: Movimiento Congruencia, work inclusion, people with disabilities
For the past six years, Movimiento Congruencia has awarded the Incluye Prizes, seeking to recognize and publicly disseminate outstanding business and organizational practices aimed at driving the social and work inclusion of people with disabilities in Mexico.
For the third time, EGADE Business School hosted the Incluye Prize award ceremony, which has been held annually since 2012 seeking to recognize and publicly disseminate outstanding practices aimed at driving the social and work inclusion of people with disabilities.
The winners of the sixth edition were announced during the Annual Assembly of Movimiento Congruencia and Incluye Prize Ceremony 2017, held at EGADE Business School of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
“This year, 56 organizations from across the country were nominated for their good practices. These positive actions are creating a great deal of hope and expectation, while setting an example for others,” said José Gerardo Cantú González, Human Capital Director at Xignux and Chairman of the Board of Movimiento Congruencia, who also presided the ceremony, which enjoyed the participation of a Mexican sign language interpreter.
The 2017 Incluye prize-winning companies and organizations were: in the category Employment for People with Disabilities, Hershey; in Inclusion in the Value Chain, Gato Sordo Cafetería; in Accessibility, The Home Depot; in Awareness, Alianza Éntrale, A.C.; in Educational Inclusion, Universidad Tecnológica de Chihuahua; and in Community Outreach, Instituto Guadalupe de Linares, A.B.P.
In addition, Commendations for Outstanding Practices were awarded to the following companies and organizations: in the category Employment for People with Disabilities, Grupo LALA; in Inclusion in the Value Chain, Centro de Equinoterapia Pasos de Esperanza, A.C.; in Accessibility, InverCap Afore; in Awareness, Cinépolis; in Community Outreach, Fundación Inclúyeme, I.A.P.; and in Educational Inclusion, Tecnológico de Monterrey.
During the assembly, Movimiento Congruencia also presented its 2016-2017 Annual Report and its work plan for 2017-2018, and welcomed BanRegio, John Deere, Grupo Promax and MMASM who have joined this initiative, which was founded in 2004 and today brings together a total of 97 companies.
“We have been invited by the International Labor Organization to formalize the creation of the National Business and Disability Network of this organization as representatives of the Mexico chapter, which was unanimously approved by the members of the board of Movimiento Congruencia. This will become official on October 23 during the annual meeting of the ILO Global Network in Geneva, Switzerland. We are certain that this will drive our efforts in favor of disability inclusion in businesses,” Cantú González stated, as part of the report.
The event was attended by Ignacio de la Vega, Dean of EGADE Business School, who offered the welcome speech, as well as Angie Ruiz González, ALFA’s Organizational Culture Manager, and Fernando Méndez Elizondo, Vice-President of Human Resources at CEMEX México, Secretary and Treasurer of the Movimiento Congruencia Board, respectively.
All the other members of the Movimiento Congruencia board were also present: Álvaro Madero Gómez, Director of ComNor Sigma Foodservice; José Alfonso Guerrero Dib, Talent and Culture Coordinator at Proeza; José Carrillo Gutiérrez, CEO of Amrop Seeliger y Conde in Monterrey; Gabriel Meneses Jones, Human Capital Director at Arca Continental; Luis Iturralde Siller, Talent and Culture Director at Sigma Alimentos; Josefina Martínez García, Assistant Director for Social Responsibility and Communication at InverCap Afore; and Mauricio Leal Goldstein, Deputy Minister of Social Inclusion and Attention for Vulnerable Groups of the Nuevo León Ministry of Social Development.
+TALENTO COLLABORATION HIGHLIGHTED
In his welcome address, Ignacio de la Vega highlighted the collaboration of Movimiento Congruencia, Alianza Éntrale and EGADE Business School through the +Talento Diploma Course, Project Design for Work Inclusion of People with Disabilities, which they jointly designed and offer at the School.
“At EGADE Business School, it fills us with great pride to collaborate with you in the ambitious goal of increasing the number of businesses in Mexico, and hopefully in the future in other settings, that have the capacity, knowledge, desire and know-how to integrate labor inclusion plans for people with disabilities,” commented the Dean.
At present, the +Talento diploma course is being offered for the fourth time in Monterrey, while the second edition in Mexico City is scheduled to start in February 2018.
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